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The University of Alberta (U of A) is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president, it is widely recognized as one of the best universities in Canada. The main campus covers 50 city blocks with over 90 buildings directly across the North Saskatchewan River from downtown Edmonton.



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A collection of publications dating back to the early 17th century that are about Canada, or written and published by Canadians, scanned from microfiche. The full set of metadata records for this collection can be downloaded from:  https://doi.org/10.7939/DVN/10710 The CIHM Monograph Collection represents an important part of our national story. It is a collection of publications dating back to the early 17th century that are about Canada, or written and published by Canadians. To...
Topic: University of Alberta - The CIHM Monograph Collection
Peel's Prairie Provinces
Peel's Prairie Provinces
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The Peel’s Prairie Provinces digital collection ( http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/index.htm ) provides a wide variety of research materials related to western Canadian history and the culture of the Prairie Provinces. The Peel's Prairie Provinces collection within Internet Archive is a subset of this larger resource, containing duplicate items or new material that we are not yet able to mount on the main Peel site. Over the next few years, we will be working to gather the collection in a...
Government of Alberta Publications Collection
Government of Alberta Publications Collection
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This collection contains government publications created by the Government of Alberta’s ministries and agencies. Documents from most ministries and agencies are included, however the collection heavily features content related to education (Alberta Education, Alberta Learning, Student Evaluation Branch, etc.) as well as resources and the environment. Note: this is not an inclusive collection of all departmental publications produced. Current Government of Alberta publications can be found...
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The University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection consists of postcards depicting various aspects of life on the Canadian Prairies from the late 19th through the mid 20th centuries.  The physical collection is housed in the Bruce Peel Special Collections and is available to students, staff, and the general public for use within the Library.  
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The items in this collection are digitized versions of resources (textbooks, readers, etc.) listed on the Alberta School Curriculum Historical Bibliographies 1885-1985 ( Elementary and Secondary ). Item records include approval statements and dates which show when and for which subjects they were used. Although there are similar collections of digitized historical K-12 textbooks used in Canadian schools, to our knowledge the Wiedrick Collection is the only one that includes date and subject...
University of Alberta - Theses and Dissertations
University of Alberta - Theses and Dissertations
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This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta.
The Gateway
The Gateway
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The Gateway is a weekly student newspaper of the University of Alberta Students' Union. This historical collection contains issues from 1910 - 2016.  The Gateway made its debut at the University of Alberta on 21 November 1910. The newspaper was founded when a group of students gathered at the home of Libby Lloyd to discuss the creation of a student newspaper. Albert Edward Ottewell was The Gateway's first editor-in-chief. A special centenary edition issued as vol. XCIX (19 September...
Alberta Education Historical Curriculum Guides
Alberta Education Historical Curriculum Guides
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The items in this collection are digitized versions of Alberta Education curriculum guides (programs of study, teacher's guides, guides to implementation, resource lists, etc.).  Also of interest is the Wiedrick Historical Education Curriculum Collection - Textbooks . For more information on copyright and terms of use of University of Alberta Library digital collections, see Copyright and Terms of Use .
Bruce Peel Special Collections
Bruce Peel Special Collections
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Bruce Braden Peel (1916–1998) was Chief Librarian at the University of Alberta from 1955 to 1982. The publication of his A Bibliography of the Prairie Provinces in 1956 was a landmark achievement that documents the early settlement and publishing history of western Canada, and his bibliography continues to grow today as an online database called "Peel's Prairie Provinces." Named to honour Peel's accomplishments, Bruce Peel Special Collections houses a world-class collection of more...
Vulcan Review and Vulcan Advocate newspapers
Vulcan Review and Vulcan Advocate newspapers
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Homesteaders and ranchers arrived in this area of southern Alberta, located eighty miles southeast of Calgary, before any town existed here. The Canadian Pacific Railway laid tracks through here in 1910 and planned a townsite. A variety of businesses soon started up. The first newspaper to serve the area was the Vulcan Review, which began in 1912. (This was before Vulcan was incorporated as a village in late 1912.) This paper published for one year. The Vulcan Review was followed by the Vulcan...
University of Alberta Archives
University of Alberta Archives
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University of Alberta Archives main page.
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The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) is a prominent centre of Ukrainian studies outside Ukraine and an integral part of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. Founded in 1976, it provides an institutional home for Ukrainian scholarship in Canada. CIUS is dedicated to the development of Ukrainian studies in Canada and supports such studies internationally. CIUS consists of a number of centres, programs, and projects whose activities range from research to publishing,...
Historical School Resources
Historical School Resources
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The items in this collection either pre-date or are not listed on the Alberta School Curriculum Historical Bibliographies 1885-1985 ( Elementary  and  Secondary ).  Print versions are housed in the University of Alberta Library  Research & Collections Resource Facility  (RCRF) and can be viewed by appointment.
World communism in the 20th century
World communism in the 20th century
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A collection of pamphlets.
University of Alberta Archives Photographs
University of Alberta Archives Photographs
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This collection of archival photographs depicts life and activities at the University of Alberta and surrounding communities. This is a small sample of the over 200,000 photographs that are currently housed in the University of Alberta Archives .   Images in the public domain or licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution licence ( CC BY ) may be used without obtaining additional permissions. Images subject to copyright are free to use in any way that is permitted by the Copyright...
by Bruce Peel Special Collections
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This important collection comprises over 2,500 volumes related to North and South American Indigenous peoples and cultures. The  University of Alberta Library  acquired the "Gregory S. Javitch Native Peoples of the New World Collection" in 1980, as half donation and half purchase. It was the finest private collection of its kind in Canada at the time, and it is a cornerstone of the holdings in  Bruce Peel Special Collections...
UAA Convocation Programs
UAA Convocation Programs
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UAA Convocation Programs.
Bruce Peel Special Collections - Playbills
Bruce Peel Special Collections - Playbills
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From the late 1960s through the early 1980s, major accessions of English playbills were acquired by the University of Alberta Library. Purchased for study and research in the Department of Drama the collection of 800+ playbills document in detail casts, contents, dates and prices of the performances staged in the major playhouses of the United Kingdom from 1779 though 1949. The playbills also provide a wealth of information and opportunity for research in the study of history, graphic design...
by Bruce Peel Special Collections
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As a student of entomology, Ronald Madge spent his summers working for Canada’s Department of Agriculture on insect surveys in southern Canada, Alaska, and the Canadian high arctic. After completing his doctoral dissertation on the classification of the coleopteran genus  Lebia  at the University of Alberta, under the supervision of Dr George E. Ball, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Natural History Museum in London, Dr Madge was employed from 1965 to...
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The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Books
William C. Wonders Map Collection
William C. Wonders Map Collection
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The William C. Wonders Map Collection is one of the largest collections of cartographic materials in Canada.  As part of the University of Alberta Science & Technology Library, the collection includes maps, atlases, aerial photographs and other cartographic materials. The collection contains maps for all parts of the world and has strengths in the following areas: Western Canada, Northern Canada, Poland, Germany, France, and archival collections for Ukraine, British Isles, and...
Gale Map Collection
Gale Map Collection
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This collection of maps from the William C. Wonders Map Collection University of Alberta Libraries were scanned as part of Gale Cengage Learning's Nineteenth Century Collections Online, Mapping the World: A Map and Travel Literature Collection.
Alberta Homestead Records
Alberta Homestead Records
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Under the Dominion Lands Act, once Crown land had been surveyed and officially declared available for settlement, individuals could apply to homestead a quarter section (160 acres) of their choice. Then, after paying a $10 filing fee and 'proving up' their homestead claim (occupying the land for at least three years and performing certain improvements, including building a house and barn, fencing, breaking and cropping a portion of the land), the homesteader could apply for patent (title) to...
Administrative History of Technocracy Inc.
Administrative History of Technocracy Inc.
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Technocracy is a uniquely North American movement which had its inception in 1919 in New York City. It was founded by Howard Scott, an American engineer, who along with a number of other scientists and engineers, impressed by the results of the mobilization of resources and production during the First World War, organized a group known as the Technical Alliance. The Technical Alliance proposed to study the working of the entire social system, and elected Howard Scott to serve as Chief...
BPSC Indigenous Photographs
BPSC Indigenous Photographs
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The  Indigenous Photograph Collection   in   Bruce Peel Special Collections   profiles the lives of Indigenous peoples living in Western Canada in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. University of Alberta Library is   open to collaborate . If you would like to contribute information about these photographs, please use this contribution  form  or leave a message at 780-492-5998 and we will fill out the form on your behalf. The...
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University of Alberta Libraries - Special Projects
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The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies - Journal of Ukrainian Studies
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The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Research Reports
"Vol. VI. Madeira and the Canaries ; Ancient Asia, Africa, &c."
Topics: Voyages and travels, Voyages
University of Alberta Libraries - The CIHM Monograph Collection
by Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930
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Includes author's list
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Topics: Detective and mystery stories, English, Roman policier anglais, Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious...
Compiled by Awnsham and John Churchill
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Topics: Natural history, Sciences naturelles
Filmed from a copy of the original publication held by the National Library of Canada
Topics: Gazetteers, Répertoires géographiques
"Vol. XVI. Voyages of circumnavigation. Part II. Miscellaneous. Index."
Topics: Voyages and travels, Voyages
"Vol. XV. America. Part IV. West Indies. Voyages of Circumnavigation."
Topics: Voyages and travels, Voyages
"Vol. V. Central and Southern Europe."
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Topics: Voyages and travels, Voyages
University of Alberta Libraries - The CIHM Monograph Collection
by Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859; Reeve, Henry, 1813-1895
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"In two volumes. Vol. I."
Topics: Democracy, Démocratie
"Vol. XII. America. Part I."
Topics: Voyages and travels, Voyages
"Avec Privilege du Roy."
Topics: Voyages autour du monde, Voyages around the world
"Vol. III. North-Eastern Europe and adjacent countries. Part II. The Muscovy Company and the North-Eastern Passage."
Topics: Voyages and travels, Voyages
Filmed from a copy of the original publication held by the Library of the Public Archives of Canada
Topics: Iroquois Indians, Indians of North America, Iroquois (Indiens), Indiens
University of Alberta Libraries - The CIHM Monograph Collection
by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
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Tables
Topics: Canada. Army, Canada. Armée
"In two volumes. Vol. I."
Topics: Indians of North America, Indiens
"Northern Europe. Vol. I."
Topics: Voyages and travels, Voyages
University of Alberta Libraries - The CIHM Monograph Collection
by International Polar Expedition; Dawson, H. P. (Henry Philip)
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Captain H.P. Dawson was the commander of the expedition--Cf. Pref
Topics: Meteorology, Magnetism, Terrestrial, Météorologie, Magnétisme terrestre
University of Alberta Libraries - The CIHM Monograph Collection
by Collins, John, 1625-1683
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"A discourse thereof insisting on the following heads: I. The several ways of making salt in England, and foreign parts --2. The character and qualities good and bad, of these several sorts of salt, English refin'd asserted to be much better than any foreign --3. The catching and curing, or salting of the most eminent or staple sorts of fish, for long or short keeping --4. The salting of flesh --5. The cookery of fish and flesh --6. Extraordinary experiments in preserving butter, flesh,...
Topics: Salt, Salting of food, Fish, Salted, Sel, Salaison, Poisson salé, cbk
Compiled by Awnsham and John Churchill
Topics: Voyages and travels, Frontier and pioneer life, Voyages, Vie des pionniers
Translation of: Voyage autour du monde
Topics: La Boudeuse (Frigate), La Boudeuse (Frégate), Voyages around the world, Voyages autour du monde
"Vol. VIII. Asia. Part I."
Topics: Voyages and travels, Voyages
"Vol. XIII. America. Part II."
Topics: Voyages and travels, Voyages
The article by Dr. Smith is on p. 85-95
Topics: Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Veterinary medicine, Chevaux, Bovins, Moutons, Médecine vétérinaire
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All tables
Topics: Telegraph, Télégraphe
University of Alberta Libraries - The CIHM Monograph Collection
by Cavo, Andrés, 1739-1803; Bustamante, Carlos María de, 1774-1848
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"Tom. III."
University of Alberta Libraries - The CIHM Monograph Collection
by Turcotte, Louis-P. (Louis-Philippe), 1842-1878
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Premier volume
Topics: Acte d'Union, 1841, Act of Union, 1841
"Funfzehnter Band."
Topics: Voyages and travels, Voyages
University of Alberta Libraries - The CIHM Monograph Collection
by Cheney, H. V. (Harriet Vaughan), b. ca. 1815
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Attributed to Harriet Vaughan Cheney--National Union Catalog pre-1956 imprints
Topics: La Tour, Charles de Saint-Etienne de, 1593-1666, Aulnay, Charles de Menou d', 1604?-1650, La Tour,...
Original issued in series: The Royal readers. Special Canadian series
Topics: Readers (Primary), English language, Lectures et morceaux choisis (Enseignement primaire), Anglais...
University of Alberta Libraries - The CIHM Monograph Collection
by Smith, Goldwin, 1823-1910
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"The best form of government is that which doth ...--Pym."
"Translated from the High-Dutch, and illustrated with maps and other Copper-plates."
Topics: Moravians, Missions, Moraves, Missions
"Vol. II. North-Eastern Europe and adjacent countries. Part I. Tartary."
Topics: Voyages and travels, Voyages
University of Alberta Libraries - The CIHM Monograph Collection
by Sweet, Alexander E. (Alexander Edwin), 1841-1901; Knox, J. Armoy (John Armoy), 1851-1906
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"Illustrated."
"Complete in two volumes. Vol. I."
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Filmed from a copy of the original publication held by the Morisset Library, University of Ottawa
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ, Marie, Sainte...
Bibliography: p. 309-310
Topics: Bantu-speaking peoples, Afrikaners, Bantous, Afrikaners
"Volume II."
Topics: Witchcraft, Trials (Witchcraft), Sorcellerie, Procès (Sorcellerie)
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by Kirk, John Foster, 1824-1904
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"Vol. III."
Topics: Charles, Duke of Burgundy, 1433-1477, Charles, duc de Bourgogne, 1433-1477
"Corrected and improved by information derived from official documents, actual observations, and the most experienced pilots"
Topics: Pilot guides, Pilot guides, Navigation, Nautical charts, Guides de pilotage, Guides de pilotage,...
"Vol. IX. Asia. Part II."
Topics: Voyages and travels, Voyages
Compiled by William Combe from Captain Colnett's notes--Cf. Dict. of nat. biog., under Combe
Topics: Rattler (Ship), Rattler (Navire), Voyages and travels, Voyages, genealogy
"In two volumes. Vol. I."
Topics: Indians of North America, Indiens d'Amérique
"Neunzehnter Band."
Topics: Voyages and travels, Voyages
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Burgoyne's Invasion, 1777, Oriskany, Battle of, N.Y., 1777, Burgoyne, Invasion de, 1777,...
"In two volumes ... Vol. I."
Topics: Indians of North America, Mandan Indians, Indiens, Mandan (Indiens)
Filmed from a copy of the original publication held by the Morisset Library, University of Ottawa
Topics: Dynamics, Rigid, Mechanics, Dyamique des corps rigides, Mécanique
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by Wallace, Lew. (Lewis), 1827-1905
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Filmed from a copy of the original publication held by the National Library of Canada